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Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth, including zoos, museums, and more.
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, vegetarian or Diver Sea Scallops, here are some of the best five-star restaurants in DFW.
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends, including buffets and bottomless mimosas. Here is a guide to the restaurants you should try.
There are lots of fun things to do in August 2014 in DFW.
There are lots of concerts and events taking place in DFW in July 2014. Here are just a few great events.
From state-infused Tex-Mex style to authentic family recipes, there’s a taco for every palate. Here are the ten best tacos in Dallas.
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. Here are the best cupcakes Dallas has to offer.
Dallas-Fort Worth is a shopping mecca for formal wear, including dresses for prom, formal dances, and quinceaneras.
Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth. More than 4,200 students attend Everman schools.
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season kicks off on April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
The temperatures are beginning to cool down and there are many great activities in September including concerts, football games and the State Fair of Texas.
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant that incorporates ingredients and menu items that are indigenous to Texas. Seasons 52 boasts 63 wines by-the-glass and nothing on the menu over 475 calories.
DFW has many great places to enjoy a frozen treat and beat the Texas heat.
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
There are some fun-filled festivals during July 2012.
Some summer camps are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun. Here is a list of every summer camp in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks.
The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex has five professional baseball teams. The Texas Rangers, a Major League team, play at the Ballpark at Arlington. The Frisco Roughriders, affiliate to the Texas Rangers, play at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The Fort Worth Cats play at historic LaGrave Field and the Tarrant Blue Thunder play at Crosstimbers Ballpark in North Richland Hills. The Grand Prairie AirHogs play at the Stadium at Lone Star Park.
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Children attending school in Texas are required to have been vaccinated for nine communicable diseases before entering grades kindergarten through twelfth. Children attending day care in Texas must also be vaccinated for three more communicable diseases.
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Lakers in LA tonight 93-81 in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, second round.
Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park located in Grapevine, Texas. It becomes an outdoor waterpark too during the summer months.
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? Here's a guide to the ten best margaritas throughout DFW.
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
The average number of days where the high is more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a mere sixteen, but in the middle of summer, that's no comfort.
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
Ready to get your Irish on? DFW has many great Irish pubs and restaurants where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day. Sláinte!
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
DFW has many great restaurants to enjoy a slice of pie. What's your favorite place?
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
DFW finally got a record: 71 days of triple-digit temperatures!
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
The city of Plano has five public pools. Some are open year-round. Some have water slides and play areas.
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
Arlington has many great swimming pools.
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
Labor Day weekend is the turning point where DFW looks to fall.
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.
15th Street is downtown Plano's Main Street and it's lined with everything a person might expect - boutiques and specialty stores, antiques, restaurants and tea rooms, art galleries, and more. Page 2.
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
Dallas Blooms! is the celebration of spring with 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum through April 8, 2013.
The Old Spaghetti Warehouse has been a Dallas favorite since the first location opened in Dallas in 1972. Page 7.
How about a staycation when Spring Break rolls around mid-March? The DFW area has many great things to do over the break from school.
Dig deeper into your pockets NTTA Tollway users. It's going to cost more to take the Tollway July 1, 2013.
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth, Texas has a wide selection of restaurants -- from fast food to fine dining. Here's a guide to finding the best restaurants in Sundance Square.
Wow is it hot. But we have some cool festivals and events in DFW!
Looking for something fun to do that won't strain your budget? Check out a free or low-cost movie. Some are outdoors. All are fun!
Jerry Jones wants you to have a good time tailgating at Cowboys Stadium -- but there are some rules you must follow.
The Cheesecake Factory serves up some delicious new menu items including cocktails, appetizers, salads and of course the Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake. Mmm.
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.
Enjoy a sprayground when temperatures climb in Frisco.
Burleson Independent School District is located just south of Fort Worth in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
Many new activities, contests and cook-offs are being planned for the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Many DFW restaurants are offering special Easter brunch menus and lavish buffets to help you celebrate spring.
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
DFW has some great Christmas shows, musicals and comedies -- perfect for the entire family.
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
Background: Cindy Davis is one of the newest cast members of the Style Network's hit show Big Rich Texas.
It's tornado season in North Texas. And yes, we do live in Tornado Alley. Here are some suggestions on how to be safe during a severe storm in the DFW area.
Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
Mobile Pet Grooming
No kidding, DFW has some great comedy nightclubs. Laughter burns calories too!
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.
The Old Red Courthouse in downtown Dallas is a fine example of the courthouse-building fervor that swept through Texas in the 1880s and 1890s. In an imposing Romanesque style with turrets and gargoyles (actually wyverns), the courthouse dominates the area near Dealey Plaza, even though it is not as tall as many of the surrounding buildings.
The Heritage Senior Center in Irving provides recreational activities, hot meals, and informative classes for senior citizens.
Less than two blocks away from where President Kennedy was shot, the city of Dallas and many donors erected a monument to the fallen president. The JFK Memorial is a simple monument. Page 8.
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
Tis the season to shop for holiday decorations for your home. Here are several stores that offer artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, prelit trees, wreaths, beautiful decorations and holiday home decor.
Rainforest Cafe is a restaurant in Grapevine Mills Mall complete with lush tropical landscaping including waterfalls.
Burger's Lake is a one-acre spring-fed swimming hole inside Loop 820 in Fort Worth. A great way to cool down in summer, the lake is surrounded by a thirty-acre recreational area.
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some G-F foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas. Cotton candy is a yes!
Allen Premium Outlets is a great place to find discounts on your favorite designer items.
The largest NFL Experience, the NFL’s interactive theme park, is coming to North Texas leading up to Super Bowl XLV at the Dallas Convention Center Jan. 27-30, Feb. 2-6, 2011.
Chocolate is a romantic indulgence -- perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday that ends in
The Team The Dallas Cowboys have always been the team-to-beat in the NFC East. Head Coach: Jason Garrett.
From Easter events to Major League Baseball, here is a list of what to see and things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for April 2014.
The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) stops at ten stations, starting at the T&P in downtown Fort Worth and ending at Union Station in downtown Dallas.
November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.
PDQ is PDG! If you don't live in Frisco, you WILL drive to Frisco for this chicken. This is an excellent fast casual chicken restaurant located in Frisco
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Reunion Tower is a highlight of the Dallas skyline.
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Downtown Plano has upscale, affordable apartments, art galleries and museums, restaurants, shopping, theatres, and a large park to relax in. Charming neighborhood filled with early twentieth-century homes lie within easy walking distance.
September 1, 2011 is the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas.
Many cities have great parks for your best friend to exercise and socialize. Most have water fountains.
For a long time, downtown Dallas was the business district and nothing else. Streets cleared out shortly after five. Historic buildings sat empty at night, some empty during the day. In the last decade, the city of Dallas and several developers have made a concerted effort to bring life back to downtown. Nowadays, downtown still has the businesses, but the efforts have brought in urban dwellers, more shopping, nightlife—downtown Dallas has a character all its own.
Where's the beef? It's in DFW. We're known for our great burgers. Who do you think serves up the best?
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in the Dallas North area and has more than 26,000 students. It serves portions of the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving with twenty-seven elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, and three special programs centers.
Easter fun can include a fabulous brunch buffet with friends, an egg hunt with the kids, or a stroll through the park. Easter falls on April 8, 2012.
NorthPark Center, located on Central Expressway in Dallas, is an upscale shopping center.
DFW has some incredible seafood restaurants--perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras.
My first experience with an In-N-Out Burger wasn't as earth-moving as I had hoped.
During Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy-efficient products. The 2014 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. (after midnight) on Saturday, May 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day).
At Build-A-Bear Workshops, kids get to build, dress, and accessorize their own stuffed animal. The new toys get a birth certificate with the name of the stuffed animal and the owner's name. More recently, a virtual Build-A-Bear allows new owners to have online adventures with their stuffed animal. Parties start as low as $10 per guest.
JFK Memorial Plaque. Dallas. Page 10.
Spa Nail 7 is a reasonably-priced, extremely sanitary nail salon in Frisco, Texas. Under new management, you will appreciate their customer service and relaxing atmosphere.
You don't have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy a great meatless meal in DFW. Check out one of these. Page 1 of 2.
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Texas School Book Depository houses offices and the Sixth Floor Museum, a fascinating look at the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the national mood in the years leading up to and during his presidency, and the ideas and evidence behind many of the conspiracy theories that have developed since his death.
Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
DFW has a number of lakes which offer lots of opportunities for fun.
Tim Halperin was a contestant on Season 10 of American Idol. He made the Top 24. After elimination he's thanking fans with a free download.
Dallas-Fort Worth calendar of events for May 2014.
DFW is home to some of the best Mexican food in the world. Who makes the best enchiladss? This is sure to stir up some controversy. Want to start a heated debate? Talk DFW Mexican food.
The Capital Grille opened up in Plano and it's one fantastic night out on the town.
Babe's Chicken Dinner Restaurant is a family-style restaurant serving the best in Southern style comfort food.
The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been going on for more than a century. Every year, animals from around the state and some from around the world show and compete at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County with 80 elementary schools, 24 niddle schools, 13 high schools and 27 special campuses.
The Dallas Arboretum is the perfect location for an outdoor concert series
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11, 2014. Take Mom out to her favorite restaurant and celebrate her special day.
An old-timey train car and railroad depot sit in the corner of Haggard Park near downtown Plano, housing the Interurban Railway Museum. From 1908 to 1948, the railroad depot served as a stop along the Texas Electric Railway as it ran from Denison to Dallas.
Let's Go Rangers! The Texas Rangers play major league baseball in the Rangers Ballpark at Arlington.
Grand Tastings offers a wide selection of wines as well as an ever-changing menu of wines for tasting.
Thanksgiving is an excellent excuse to gather around the table with family and friends, eat delicious meals and watch some great football. In 2013, Thanksgiving Day is November 28th.
There are many health fairs and wellness opportunities in DFW.
Dallas and Fort Worth have a wonderful variety of restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining, casual dining, family-style dining, fast casual, fast food or take-out.
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
The Parks at Arlington. Dallas.
At Grapefest you can stomp grapes, taste wine, dine on corny dogs and awesome festival food, shop, enjoy amusement rides and lots of family fun.
Celebrate Movember Dallas with Kick Off event at the Green Room.
bee: best enchiladas ever is the new fast-casual concept restaurant from Monica Greene. It opens January 25, 2011 in Oak Cliff.
Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the fifth of May," celebrates the defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla,
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Don't miss the greatest state fair in the United States!
Stonebriar Centre is a shopping mall in Frisco, Texas with over 150 stores.
Inside the JFK Memorial is a low granite square with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy carved in it and painted gold to reflect the light from the white walls. Page 9.